Archive for the ‘Hamas’ tag
A Palestinian was killed and 10 injured from IDF fire near the Gaza border fence east of Khan Yunis. Anwar Qudaih was shot in the head after approaching the border fence, an area declared by the IDF as a security buffer zone off-limits to civilians. His relative said that Qudaih tried to place a Hamas flag on the fence, and that the soldiers fired three shots in the air before shooting and killing him. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Members of Knesset Sheikh Ibrahim Zarzur and Massoud Ganaim (Ra’am-Ta’al) met with Palestinian Parliament Chairman, Dr. Aziz Dweik from the Hamas organization, soon after his release from Israeli prison in June 2009. The MKs entourage included members of the southern faction of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Hamad Abu Dabas, Sheikh Jum’a Ksasi, Sheikh Eid Ksasi, and Sheikh Ahmed Abu Farih. This follows the publication of a meeting between MK Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) and Dr. Dweik.
Two Arab Israeli brothers from the northern village of Kfar Kana were charged at the Nazareth District Court with assisting a Hamas terror cell from the West Bank in plotting lethal bombing and shooting attacks on Israelis. Police and Shin Bet [?] say the two men confessed during questioning that they joined a Hamas cell based in the West Bank and had planned on carrying out terrorist attacks.
The Ministry of Justice silently admitted that Israel Security Agency (AKA Shabak) agents tortured Mahawash al-Qadi, a resident of Rafah and a member of the Hamas’ military wing, in an attempt to find the whereabouts of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Al-Qadi did not possess that information.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last night that Israel has begun to aggravate the conditions of Palestinian security prisoners held in Israel, in order to pressure Hamas to allow Red Cross visits to captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israel arrested three Palestinian parliament members who belong to the Hamas in the West Bank: the The Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker, Aziz Al Dweik from Hebron, and two parliament members: Nizar Ramadan from Hebron, and Anwar Al-Zaboon from Bethlehem.
According to Palestinian sources, Israeli security forces broke into Ebn-Qudamah mosque in Wadi el Joz, a Jerusalem neighborhood, tampered with its content and arrested two Palestinian youths.
Witnesses told WAFA that “ Israeli troops, including intelligence, soldiers, and police broke into the mosque, smashed its front door, seized the loudspeakers, closed the mosque and hung on the door a closure order issued by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, under the pretext of ‘the mosque belongs to Hamas’.
In 2007, before the Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, then-chief of AMAN (military intelligence) Major General Amos Yadlin, said he would be happy were that scenario to take place. This is revealed by an American wire exposed by Wikileaks. Yadlin, who has recently left that office, explained that after the Hamas will take over the Strip, Israel may treat the Strip as an enemy country. (Hebrew)
Border Policemen shot a Palestinian, wounding him severely, near the village of Bido, which is close to the settlement Givon Ha’Hadasha. The shooting took place during a demonstration against the separation fence, and the Border Police claims the wounded Palestinian is a Hamas activist, who according to them was probably wounded by a ricochet. (Hebrew)